Case Studies
Camanchaca-Spiral Freezer With Remote Monitor And Diagnosis System For Salmon Fillets

The customer

Pesquera Camanchaca is a Chilean company, specialized in mussels, langostino lobsters and Atlantic salmon.Camanchaca is the world’s first salmon producer to earn four stars for the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s (GAA) Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification. Camanchaca is also a founding member of the Global Salmon Initiative (GSI), an alliance representing approximately 50% of the world’s farmed salmon production. Camanchaca is a major player in the salmon processing industry with its export to more than 50 countries, including United States, Japan, Europe, America and China/Southeast Asia.


The requirement

The customer required a new spiral freezer to increase the freezing capacity in its salmon processing plant in Tomé,Región delBiobío, Chile, after they operate salmon processing line with full load, with the continual growing demand of salmon fillets in the global market.


The solution:

Square worked alongside Camanchaca to design a best spiral freezer, to fit into the limited area in the existing processing area.

Our engineering and application team tailor-made, installed and commissioned a double low tension spiral freezer with freezing capacity up to 4,750kg/h (about 2,700 pcs) for vacuum packed salmon fillets and loins.

The spiral freezer features a 30-inch wide stainlesssteel conveyor belt, with total length of 890m around two rotating drum of 60 tiers in total.

The freshly packed salmon fillets enter into spiral freezer at +8 degrees Celsius, and exit with temp. of -23 degrees Celsius.


The Design:

This project features Square’s Remote Monitor and Diagnosis System (RMDS), which allows Camanchaca and Square monitor the running status of freezer with mobile applications available with Internet connection or wireless 4G/LTE.